Some studies state...

Yukkuri

New Member
Japanese
Hi, guys. I need your help.
Is the collocation "studies state that..." natural?

I'd like to know whether you can say like this:
Some studies state that soup consumption is linked with lower obesity.

Thanks.
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    Is the collocation "studies state that..." natural?
    Hello. It sounds reasonably natural to me. If I wrote the sentence, I would probably use say or claim rather than state.
    I'd like to know whether you can say like this:
    Some studies state that soup consumption is linked with lower obesity.
    Yes. This sentence seems okay to me.
     
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    homotopy07

    Senior Member
    Japanese
    If I wrote the sentence, I would probably use say or claim rather than state.
    I think "indicate" and "show" are both possible. What do you think?

    (1) Some studies indicate that soup consumption is linked to lower obesity.

    (2) Some studies show that soup consumption is linked to lower obesity.
     

    Kimaunz

    Senior Member
    Korean - South Korea
    A study found that ...
    Research findings show that ...
    Research evidence revealed that ...
     
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    Kimaunz

    Senior Member
    Korean - South Korea
    Yes, I think so too. 'Suggest' means 'have the implications of something'. So, when research evidence is not thought to be 100 percent true and have the possibility of something, I guess you can use 'suggest'.
     
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